This short films highlights MENTAL HEALTH in our Young People and the signs to indicate when something is wrong, this film has become a great resource for schools and colleges.
We completed the filming in exactly two weeks and their journey began.
The short film SICK was screened in a local community centre to a packed audience of young people, adults and mental health practitioners. They stood tall and gave their testimonies with confidence.
We decided that they could go even further with this project and turn it into a workshop and training tool. To date this short film has had nearly one hundred thousand views on YouTube and they have attended numerous colleges and care homes to talk about mental health and spotting the early signs.
During September 2019, the short film was screened at the National Gallery.
This was the first short film of its kind to be screened there. This made history as the film was screened during Black History month too.
SICK- The short film about mental health in youth.
We took seven young people over the half term and embarked on a massive film project to highlight the need for more focus on mental health, we didn’t use knifes, we didn’t need guns, all we needed was a passion to change the narrative and a drive for change. We chose to address the mental health issue. So many young people are displaying early signs of mental health challenges and it this that has inspired the making of the short film SICK.
This short film addresses the fact that violence has become a part of our society.
If this is so, how do the victims survive?
During COVID 19 there is has been a steady rise in violence due to the lockdown. This increase in violence is also having an impact on the children and young people that are currently isolated in these situations.